Australian Open – Day 6
Another great day of tennis at the Australian Open. Sadly today was also the first of 5 days where there will be no fans. There were many great matches today despite there being only one 5 setter. We saw Muchova the 25th seed knock out the 3rd seed Pliskova. To some peoples surprise we saw Fognini defeat home favourite De Minaur in straight sets. We also saw Medvedev being taken to 5 sets after leading 2 sets to love.
Heading now into the final stages of the first grand slam and there is still no change to the leader. “Guys and Dolls” have now extended their 8 point lead to 11 points. We saw many picks on the ladies draw crashing out. Pliskova, Kontaveit, Alexandrova and Kanepi all out of the Australian Open. Only De Minaur crashing out in the mens draw but he was picked by 7 people. Here is the leaderboard after the completion of round 3 and day 6
There is only 1 team now that still has all 6 picks remaining. Some might be surprised that it isn’t out leader. Well done to Team Q for keeping all 6 picks to the third round. Long may it last…
What will day 7 bring…Lots of picks versus picks now as we enter into round 4. This leaderboard is definitely still going to change. Good luck to everyone and bring on Round 4!!!!
Some notable results from day 6:
Rogers beat Kontaveit 6-4; 6-3
Vekic beat Kanepi in a three set thriller 5-7; 7-6(2); 6-4
Svitolina beat Putinseva 6-4; 6-0. They used to play against each other at U12 level and look where they are now.
Muchova defeating the third seeded Pliskova 7-5; 7-5
Medvedev beat Krajinovic in 5 sets – 6-3; 6-3; 4-6; 3-6; 6-0
Berrettini beat Khachanov – 7-6(1); 7-6(5); 7-6(5)
Fognini defeated De Minaur in straight sets 6-4; 6-3; 6-4
Nadal managing to get past Norrie 7-5; 6-2; 7-5
Some matches to watch out for tomorrow
Thiem vs Dimitrov (06:00)
Djokovic vs Raonic (11:15)
Muguruza vs Osaka (02:00)
Sabalenka vs Williams (04:00)
Swiatek vs Halep (10:00)